Inderal (propranolol) works by affecting the body's response to some nerve impulses, especially in the heart. It decreases the heart's need for blood and oxygen and therefore reduces the amount of work the heart has to do. Inderal helps your heart stay healthy and improve your overall level of fitness!
Inderal may also be marketed as: Propranolol, Inderal LA, InnoPran XL.
*This medication is the brand-name Inderal® manufactured by Rosch.
Inderal (propranolol) is a beta-blocker. Beta-blockers affect the heart and circulation (blood flow through arteries and veins). Inderal is used to treat tremors, angina (chest pain), hypertension (high blood pressure), heart rhythm disorders, and other heart or circulatory conditions. It is also used to treat or prevent heart attack, and to reduce the severity and frequency of migraine headaches.
The usual starting dose is one 40mg tablet taken twice a day for one week. The dose is then usually increased to between 120mg to 320mg daily.
For angina and tremor:
To treat or prevent heart attack:
For migraine prevention:
Children over 7 years
Tell your doctor or pharmacist as soon as possible if you do not feel well while you are taking Inderal.
Tell your doctor if you notice any of the following and they worry you:
Tell your doctor immediately if you notice any of the following:
Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have: certain types of irregular heartbeats (e.g., sinus bradycardia, second or third degree atrioventricular block), cardiogenic shock, severe heart failure (overt or decompensated type), asthma, a certain type of tumor (untreated pheochromocytoma).
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: heart failure (treated, compensated type), other breathing problems (e.g., chronic obstructive lung disease), diabetes, overactive thyroid disease (hyperthyroidism), kidney disease, liver disease, blood circulation problems (e.g., Raynaud's disease), skin conditions (e.g., psoriasis), mental/mood disorders (e.g., depression), certain muscle disease (myasthenia gravis).
Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist that you are taking this medication. If you have diabetes, this medication may mask the fast/pounding heartbeat you would usually feel when your blood sugar level falls too low (hypoglycemia).
This drug should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks (e.g., low birth weight) and benefits with your doctor. This drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
Tell your doctor about all other medications you use, especially:
If it is almost time for your next dose (within 6 hours), skip the dose you missed and take your next dose when you are meant to.
Otherwise, take it as soon as you remember, and then go back to taking your tablets as you would normally.